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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups,

The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin G1000H glass cockpit installed. Certification of the 480B-G was completed in July, making the 480B-G the only helicopter in its class offering this sophisticated electronic equipment. A group of two dozen Indonesian flight school students who had signed up for training at Accessible Aviation International and California Flight Center in Long Beach, California found themselves in the middle of what looks like a scam when the offices of the school were suddenly vacated. We are all aware of the World War II “Glamour airplanes,” like the P 51, B-17 and numerous others that everybody knows about. However, there were also airplanes that worked and fought hard but never get mentioned. Such is the case of the Douglas O-46. All this... and MORE in today's episode of

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From California Firefighter Accident

S-2F Tanker May Have Struck A Tree Before Impacting Terrain

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident October 7 that fatally injured the pilot of an S-2F aerial tanker fighting a small fire in Yosemite National Park in California.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

NBAA To Recognize Flying Safety Award Recipients At 2014 Convention

Five Member Companies To Be Honored For Safety Records

The NBAA will recognize five Member Companies for outstanding safe flying achievement, as well as hundreds more companies that have collectively compiled thousands of hours of safe flying, during NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014), taking place from Oct. 21 to 23 in Orlando, FL.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

AeroSports Update: Sport Performance Aviation Selects Superior XP-320

Superior Air Parts Announces That Sport Performance Aviation Has Selected The XP-320 Engine For The SPA Panther Sport Aircraft

Scott Hayes, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., has announced that Sport Performance Aviation LLC (SPA) has selected Superior’s 150-horsepower, XP-320 for its high-performance Panther Sport kit- built airplane.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Fabrication Begins On E2 Jets

Embraer Performs First Metal Cut At Facility In Portugal

The first metal cut of the E-jets E2, second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial jets, was made Thursday at Embraer's Évora plant in Portugal. The part is the wing stub forward pressure bulkhead of the first prototype of the E190-E2 jet, whose first flight is scheduled for 2016.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Klyde Morris (10.20.14)

Klyde Battles The Grammar Psychos!!!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corp Steps Up Legal Action Against NASA

Looks To Block Boeing And SpaceX From Proceeding With Spacecraft Until Contract Protest Is Resolved

Sierra Nevada Corp. was notably left out of the money when NASA announced that Boeing and SpaceX had won contracts to develop spacecraft which will one day carry astronauts to the International Space Station. But the Louisville, CO-based company is not going down without a (legal) fight.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Aloft Technologies Announces Debut Of Clarity Aloft Pro Plus Headset

Will Be Introduced At NBAA In Orlando

Aloft Technologies, manufacturer of aviation headsets in use worldwide,   announced the debut of their newest offering for the professional pilot, the Clarity Aloft Pro Plus, for its first introduction at the National Business Aircraft Association Convention in Orlando, Florida this week. 

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Garmin Continues To Increase Capability For G1000 King Air

New Updates For King Air C90, Added Savings On Key Safety Options For 200/300 Series

Garmin has introduced new capabilities and enhanced operational benefits for King Air C90 aircraft and the availability of the new Platinum Plus upgrade package for the King Air 200/300 series, which provides substantial savings on safety enhancing G1000 options.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Embraer Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Ethanol-Powered Ipanema

First Airplane Delivered October 19, 2004

The Ipanema agricultural airplane, powered by ethanol (hydrated alcohol) – EMB 202A, celebrated its 10th anniversary since certification on Sunday, October 19. The Ipanema was the first airplane produced in series, in the world, to leave the factory already certified to fly with this type of fuel – the same as is used in automobiles – and it is still the only one.

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